Feb 6, 2013 9:00pm PST
amendment right to due process, nor the u.s. law against killing americans abroad, nor the u.s. law banning assassinations, nor just the law against murder, nor the laws of war broadly legally constrain the president from ordering the type of assault that killed american citizen and prominent al qaeda figure on war al awlaki in yemen in 2011. al awlaki's son was also killed a couple of weeks after his father was killed. between those two killing, charlie savage at "the new york times" reported on the existence of a legal memo that the government was relying on to claim that the attack was legal. that memo is what is being disclosed to select members of congress tonight. it follows by two days the scoop by nbc news investigative correspondent michael isikoff, who this week on this show disclosed a white paper that was based on the reasoning of that secret memo. tonight's disclosure follows increasingly intense questioning of the administration on this matter by senate democrats, particularly by senator ron wyden of oregon, who today told reporters that while he understood that operations nee
Feb 28, 2013 1:00am PST
. and then a week later that. >> took on that march again, only this time they were protected by thousands of u.s. army soldiers and national guardsmen acting under federal command. and by the time that speech -- that march, excuse me -- ended up at the montgomery state capitol, it was not 600 people, it was not 2500 people, it was 25,000 people. and that was when martin luther king gave his "how long, not long" speech at the state capitol. the night before that last march started, the president of the united states convened a joint session of congress to address the crisis and to demand a very specific response. this is the night, of course, when president lyndon baines johnson in his texas drawl said live on national tv "we shall overcome." >> mr. speaker, mr. president, members of the congress, i speak tonight for the dignity of man and the destiny of democracy. at times history and fate meet at a single time in a single place to shape a turning point in man's unending search for freedom. so it was at lexington and concord. so it was a century ago at appomattox. so it was last week in selma, a
Feb 14, 2013 9:00pm PST
mondale, democrat of minnesota. mr. mondale entered the u.s. senate at the beginning of our national war on poverty under lbj. senator mondale outlasted president johnson in office, but he kept working on that basic idea, of using public policy to help out the least well off among us. by 1971 he succeeded in getting passed with big bipartisan support a bill that would have created a daycare system essentially in this country. universal preschool for american kids. the tuition was on a sliding scale so everybody could afford it. senator mondale got his bill passed and it went to the guy who was president by then. it went to richard nixon. and richard nixon vetoed it even though it passed with lots of republican votes. president nixon said the idea of preschool for everyone had quote, family-weakening implications. he said quote, the child development envisioned in this legislation would be truly a long leap into the dark for the united states government and the american people. a long leap into the dark. 40 years after president nixon said no to preschool for all american kids with the we
Feb 15, 2013 9:00pm PST
state legislature scott brown won that u.s. senate seat and found himself going to washington. now scott brown did not stay there long. he ended up serving only a partial term in ted kennedy's seat. when he had to defend that seat in this last election in november, he lost the seat as an incumbent by eight points. scott brown and herman cain were both announced this week as the latest contributors on the fox news channel. so that is what scott brown will be doing now with herman cain instead of legislating. while elizabeth warren has that seat now in washington. elizabeth warren made her debut this week at the banking committee that wall street was so eager to keep her from joining. her first round of questioning, she was questioning some bank regulators, demanding to know why no wall street banks ever end up on trial when they break the law. that round of questioning has already become as much as a viral sensation as might be possible for a round of banking committee questioning. spontaneously, i should note in the moment when she was asking those questions of the bank regulators about
Feb 26, 2013 9:00pm PST
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Feb 21, 2013 9:00pm EST
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Feb 21, 2013 9:00pm PST
in this past monday to watch the new msnbc documentary about how the last administration tricked the u.s. into the iraq war. very exciting for all of us here.
Feb 22, 2013 1:00am PST
administration tricked the u.s. into the iraq war.
Feb 22, 2013 4:00am EST
administration tricked the u.s. into the iraq war. very exciting for all of us here. thank you the success is really exciting. it means there will be more of where that came from incoming months and years it is really great. also, an announcement. partly because of that success. msnbc has decided that we will re-air it on friday march 15th at 9:00 p.m. if you missed it and you think someone ought to see it, friday march 15th. so, there is that. and there is this other thing. um, this is my book. "drift" it came out last year. it did five weeks at number one on the "new york times" best seller list. but now it is coming out in paperback form. it comes out a week from tuesday on march 5th. it means you have a chance to see me in person if you want to. i'm doing a little book tour. if you go to maddowblog.com, we have posted the links to the stops. i'm doing stops in us ton and houston and then to california and atlanta and miami and western massachusetts and chicago and philly and dc. i promise i will not bug you